US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own investigation to avoid repeating mistakes

UKs investigation into Iraq invasion is instance of what we could do with political heroism, says codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veterans and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation. […]

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Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky accused in damning narcotics report

Report indicates Team Sky riders took performance-enhancing medications to win Tour de France An explosive parliamentary report has suggested Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins used performance-enhancing medications under the guise of treating a legitimate medical condition in order to win the 2012 Tour de France. The long-awaited report by the digital, culture, media and athletic […]

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‘Bike theft is not inevitable’: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution

Bike theft is the scourge of cyclists around the world, with riders, manufacturers and the law struggling to coordinate a response. That was until city cop Rob Brunt and Xbox pioneer J Allard devised Project 529 The bicycle was nothing impressive- an ageing mountain bike worth only a couple of hundred dollars- but Vancouver police […]

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What would a genuinely walkable city was like?

The obsession with self-driving automobiles and dockless cycles means pedestrians are often overlooked. But if we fail to accommodate those on foot, we dismiss an essential part of what makes a city great Arriving by Greyhound coach in Phoenix, Arizona, one November evening I was faced with either six hours waiting in the terminal or […]

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The 20 photographs of the week

Pollution in China, Europes refugee crisis, the aftermath of Storm Desmond the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Don’t blame men for London’s cycling problems- fix our feral streets

We might insure more females, children and a greater diversity of riders in the capital if the mayor and his cycling tsar forged ahead with their promise to transform cycling Will Norman, who is London’s cycling tsar under mayor Sadiq Khan, has identified a problem with bike employ as it exists in the city. However, […]

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Ariana Grande to become first honorary citizen of Manchester

US pop star helped raise nearly 3m when she returned to city 13 days after suicide bombing killed 22 people Ariana Grande is to become the first honorary citizen of Manchester for helping to raise millions of pounds for victims of the Manchester Arena assault. The US pop starring exemplified the resilient and compassionate way […]

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Where is the world’s most walkable city?

From New Yorks cafe squares to Melbournes laneways to the walled Fes el Bali, these pedestrian paradises combine safety, beauty and consolation. Now urban planners are taking note as they seek to hand back cities to the walkers For decades the simple act of walking was largely overlooked by city planners but , no matter […]

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